brandhouse dissolves joint venture

16:12 PM (10 Hours ago) Marketing News
On Tuesday, 28 July, the shareholders of brandhouse Beverages (Pty) Limited announced the dissolution of their Joint Venture (JV) in South Africa, to pursue growth opportunities in spirits, ready to drink, cider and beer, separately. As part of the transaction, brandhouse will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Diageo plc and continue to operate as brandhouse in the immediate future.

Balancing social media with workplace productivity

15:44 PM (10 Hours ago) Opinion
Social media usage amongst millennials is a given, if you don’t embrace it you fall behind – fast. So says Ronel Gerber, social media manager at digital marketing agency Black Snow Digital.

Decision Inc gives the gift of warmth for Mandela Day

15:37 PM (10 Hours ago) CSI
In the spirit of Mandela Day, Decision Inc. and its staff donated handmade blankets, as well as a cash donation, to Oliver’s Village in Benoni.

Idols SA judges see 'perfect auditions' in KZN

15:11 PM (11 Hours ago) Media News
Idols SA’s esteemed judging team of Randall Abrahams, Unathi Msengana, Gareth Cliff and new addition Somizi Mhlongo travelled to the beautifully restored Durban Playhouse this week to see if the Zulu Kingdom could once again produce a singing sensation.

How to promote your business on a low budget

14:52 PM (11 Hours ago) Opinion
Starting a small business comes with many challenges. There is the challenge of attracting investors, the challenge of getting new clients and the challenge of making decisions that could affect your capital in a massive way. However, there is a way around all your business fears. So says Boston City Campus and Business College.

Oppikoppi launches the VosVos app

14:47 PM (11 Hours ago) Social Media News
Oppikoppi have released the VosVos app for their music festival taking place from Friday, 7 to Monday, 10 August. The VosVos app supplies full biographies on all the bands, enables attendees to mark their favourite bands, take snaps, check line-ups and more. 

Skywise shows its supports for the Laudium Youth Summit

14:32 PM (12 Hours ago) CSI
For the second time this July, Skywise Airlines’ commitment to uplifting disadvantaged communities reached the sky with a donation of branded pens, rulers and bags to over 400 Grade 11 Learners from Laudium, Pretoria. 

Lisa MacLeod named head of digital at Times Media Group

14:17 PM (12 Hours ago) People on the Move
Times Media Group (TMG) is delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa MacLeod as head of Digital, as of Tuesday, 1 September 2015. MacLeod will be driving the digital strategy for TMG’s online platforms and the integration with print at TMG. 

AMASA announces candidates for its learnership programme

14:15 PM (12 Hours ago) Marketing News

The Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) has announced the final five candidates selected to be a part of the AMASA Learnership Programme (ALP).

Butter Knife PR to manage communications for Piper-Heidsieck and Cointreau

13:57 PM (12 Hours ago) New Accounts
Cape Town-based agency, Butter Knife PR has been appointed to manage the communications for Piper-Heidsieck and Cointreau. The agency will aim to showcase Piper-Heidsieck as an award-winning champagne brand and Cointreau as the core building block in premium cocktail creation. 

Rayalson will donate money to charity in exchange for selfies

13:49 PM (12 Hours ago) CSI
Rayalson and the South African Optometric Association, the organisers of Eye Focus Africa, are asking attendees to take a selfie for charity.

Gloo@Ogilvy welcomes Matthew Barnes as executive creative director

13:43 PM (12 Hours ago) People on the Move
Gloo@Ogilvy, Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa’s digital communications business, has recently welcomed executive creative director, Matthew Barnes, to its Johannesburg creative operation. 

Uber believes their partner drivers are everyday heroes

13:39 PM (12 Hours ago) Marketing News

Uber is paying tribute to their partner drivers and giving South Africans a peek into their lives. Uber believes they are not just drivers but everyday heroes.

Three Nicki Minaj covers for this month's Cosmopolitan

13:00 PM (13 Hours ago) Media News

To celebrate Women's Month 2015, the August print run of Cosmopolitan magazine, was split three ways. The magazine's readers will find on shelf a showcase of three different cover shots of Grammy Award-winning rapper Nicki Minaj.

ANN7 announces nominees for the 2015 South African of the Year Awards

11:54 AM (14 Hours ago) Awards
Africa News Network (ANN7) has announced the final list of nominees for the much anticipated ANN7 South African of the Year (SATY) Awards. The SATY Awards seek to celebrate extraordinary South Africans, who are making a difference in the lives of ordinary people.

Her-SA: Women supporting women online

10:13 AM (16 Hours ago) In Focus
A mother being abused by her 13-year-old son. A woman searching for her ex-husband so that he can pay child support. Families without clothes and blankets to keep them warm. These are the things that keep Simone Hufke, founder of Her-SA, awake at night.

Pollination process at HoneyKome continues

9:42 AM (16 Hours ago) New Accounts
Working on products as diverse as the likes of Garnier, Vodacom, the PSL and Pioneer Foods, to mention a few, HoneyKome has racked up a wide range of expertise in the Digisphere. 

Facing the Gallows release music video for their latest single, Filth

9:06 AM (17 Hours ago) Entertainment
Filth is about everything that is wrong with people in the world today and how we perceive an idea of change. We do not collectively pursue enough psychical influence on a negative situation in order to have a solid impact, yet we succumb to our own ‘feel good’ attitude by engaging in uselessness. 

Cracking the key issues in communications

9:03 AM (17 Hours ago) Communication news

Communications is a booming sector around the world, and retaining talent is key to any successful organisation. To better understand this industry in South Africa, the VMA Group Africa conducted research into the South African landscape, exposing issues that impact the communication world today.

First Car Rental shows its support for the Platbos Forest Reserve Organisation

8:10 AM (18 Hours ago) CSI
First Car Rental’s support of the Platbos Forest Reserve Organisation is in an effort to ensure the long-term survival and restoration of Africa’s southernmost indigenous forest located between Gansbaai and Hermanus in the Western Cape. 

702, CapeTalk and Sage One are seeking small business heroes

7:57 AM (18 Hours ago) Awards
The 702/CapeTalk Small Business Awards with Sage One are underway, with more than R1-million in prizes up for grabs for the winners and runners-up in the Western Cape and Gauteng. 

The Big Issue explores the setbacks and success in the battle against TB

7:37 AM (18 Hours ago) Media News
In the next edition of The Big Issue, celebrate the astonishing work of the late Juhan Kuus, take a look at how StreetSmart SA converts diners into donors, and go behind the scenes to experience a day in the life of a tattoo artist.

GreenQueen Communications wins the ENGEN Pitch & Polish workshop and competition account

7:22 AM (19 Hours ago) New Accounts
Produced and conceptualised by Raizcorp, ENGEN Pitch & Polish with media partner SAFM launches the national campaign in August 2015. 

Motivating for a measurement makeover

7:02 AM (19 Hours ago) Opinion
Kids say the funniest things. On a recent trip back from the vet, my six-year-old piped up in the back of the car and casually asked my wife if she had been neutered yet. So says Jacques Burger, CEO of M&C Saatchi Abel, Gauteng. 

The Vavasati International Women’s Festival to celebrate women in August

6:44 AM (19 Hours ago) Entertainment
Wathinta umfazi, wathinta imbokodo is an adage associated with the struggles and victories of South African women. This is exactly what will be showcased at the 2015 Vavasati International Women’s Festival, taking place from Sunday, 9 to Saturday, 29 August, at the South African State Theatre in Tshwane. 

Flow Communications wins the Flight Centre South Africa PR account

15:11 PM (Yesterday) New Accounts
Flow Communications has been officially appointed by Flight Centre South Africa to manage the public relations for all its brands. Flow will be providing communications, media relations, reputation management and crisis management services across the board for the Flight Centre group. 

My School transforms Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital

13:56 PM (Yesterday) CSI

The children’s ward at the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Umtata, has been transformed. The ward officially reopened on Mandela Day, with MySchool representatives and the Woolworths Umtata store employees spending their 67 minutes playing and reading books with the children in their new playroom.

The future of SEO

12:50 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
The upheavals in SEO over the last few years have been quite dramatic and, it seems, this trend is set to continue into the future. So 360eight, a South African integrated marketing agency. 

Beats of the Antonov wins big at the Durban International Film Festival

12:38 PM (Yesterday) Awards
Beats of the Antonov was a big winner at the 36th Durban International Film Festival, taking home both Best Documentary and the Freedom of Expression Award

Collect-a-Can celebrates a successful Mandela Month

12:31 PM (Yesterday) CSI

Collect-a-Can and partners joined hands this Mandela Month and collected about 3000 books to help foster a reading revolution amongst five underprivileged schools thanks to their Collect-a-Book drive.

Winners of the Standard Bank Rising Star Award have been announced

11:51 AM (Yesterday) Awards

Winners of the fourth annual Standard Bank Rising Star Awards were recently acknowledged for their contributions to industry. Young South African business talent stemming from various business sectors, falling within the 28 to 40 year age group were the focus of the night.

Vodacom Mobile appoints Spark Media as their exclusive sales house

11:30 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News

Spark Media has been appointed as the exclusive sales house for Vodacom’s Please Call Me product. They will also be offering advertisers access to Vodacom’s full range of other products.

Nandos turns to MallWorx to announce arrival of its new restaurant at Maponya Mall

11:20 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News

Nandos has called on middle mall market specialists, MallWorx, a Primedia Unlimited company, to announce the arrival of the brand’s relaunched restaurant with tailored services at Maponya Mall.

Independent agencies still matter in South Africa’s digital landscape

10:40 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
Over the past couple of years, the digital landscape in South Africa has shifted dramatically. So says 25AM’s CEO Andre Steenekamp. 

Celebrate your Heritage with Lanzerac and The Giggling Gourmet

10:36 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Treat your taste buds to a food and wine extravaganza as Lanzerac Hotel’s executive chef, Stephen Fraser and world-renowned foodie, Jenny Morris (aka The Giggling Gourmet) whip up a feast of gastronomic proportions. 

No Danger Diaries turns Mandela Day into Mandela Month

9:19 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
As the celebrations and charitable projects of Mandela Day come to a close, the changemakers at No Danger Diaries are determined to turn Mandela Day into Mandela Month. 

Giant Leap welcomes Adam Hunter

8:11 AM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Adam Hunter has been appointed as Group communications manager for Southern Africa’s largest workspace specialists firm, Giant Leap. Hunter’s primary focus will be communications strategy formulation, content development and media relations. 

STA Travel’s Amy Mortlock wins big at the Standard Bank Rising Star Awards

7:43 AM (Yesterday) Awards
The annual Standard Bank Rising Star Awards, which award individual performance in the business arena across 12 categories, took place at the Sandton Hilton in Johannesburg on Friday, 24 July 2015, where some of South Africa’s most inspirational young talent was recognised. 

702 announces changes to its line-up

7:34 AM (Yesterday) Media News
702 is pleased to announce that Azania Mosaka will be moving to the daytime lineup from Saturday, 1 August. Mosaka will take over the early afternoon slot from 13:00 to 15:00, Monday to Friday. 

Bridget Masinga joins Jacaranda FM’s weekday line-up

7:22 AM (Yesterday) People on the Move
It has been announced that one of South Africa’s leading entertainers, top models and business brains, Bridget Masinga, has joined the weekday line up at Jacaranda FM and will be hosting her own 09:00 to Noon show, Monday to Friday. 

Fourth annual Future of Media Conference proves a success

7:06 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Marketers, media owners and media agencies representatives convened on Tuesday, 21 July at the Sandton Convention Centre for the fourth annual Future of Media Conference

HaveYouHeard releases latest research on top performing SA brands on social media

6:44 AM (Yesterday) Social Media News
South Africa’s top performing brand on Facebook is Jameson Irish Whiskey with a total Interaction Engagement Score of 159%. It is followed by credit card Visa in second position (124%) while retail chain Edgars ranks third (111%). 

Sawubona magazine launches #SawubonaBlog

15:26 PM (4 Days ago) Media News
Ndalo Media is proud to announce the launch of #SawubonaBlog - the online extension of Sawubona magazine, voted Africa’s Leading In-flight Magazine at the 2015 World Travel Awards.

Theatre on the Square hosts concerts in aid of SA Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind

15:19 PM (4 Days ago) CSI

Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square will be hosting two unmissable jazz concerts in aid of South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind, on Monday, 10 August at 14:30 and 17:30.

All marketing roads lead to the IMC Cape Town Conference

14:57 PM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
The IMC Conferences are enabling marketing and communication practitioners to better understand the fundamental requirements in creating any integrated marketing communication campaigns. 

Voorkamerfest to take over Darling for the 12th time

14:14 PM (4 Days ago) Events

The Voorkamerfest will be celebrating its 12th year with rap, jazz, poetry, stand-up comedy, drama, dance and classical music. From Friday, 4 to Sunday, 6 September the festival will take over the picturesque West Coast town of Darling.

Effective advertising celebrated at APEX Awards

14:06 PM (4 Days ago) Awards
On Monday, 20, July at a prestigious white tie gala event held at the Sandton Convention Centre, the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) hosted the 2015 APEX Awards gala dinner. 

#ActsofWarmth to inspire South Africans this winter

13:44 PM (4 Days ago) CSI
Are you willing to take up the challenge and make a real difference this winter? Sitting in the comfort of one’s home, many South Africans have not truly experienced the harshness and severity of extreme winter conditions. 

Catch Anthology: Anti-Matter at Alexander Upstairs Theatre in August

12:58 PM (4 Days ago) Entertainment
Three writers, two actors, and one director come together to create an anthology of three short plays on the theme Anti-Matter. Alexander Upstairs loves new writing and Anthology is a platform for exciting new voices to play with style and material. 

NAB and Habari Media come together to create SPARK Media

12:45 PM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
SPARK Media is a brand new media sales powerhouse in the marketing and advertising industry. The Caxton subsidiary is borne out of the fusing between NAB, the local newspaper’s national advertising sales company, and Habari Media, specialists in digital sales. 
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